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December Block of the Month

With the craziness of the holiday preparations, I thought a quick and fun block to be a good idea.  The X block fits the bill!  I whipped this one up in no time using fabrics from my scrap pile.  It's basically a slice and insert technique.

X block

Pile O' Fabric has a great tutorial for making this block which she calls the cross stitch block.  Her tutorial provides instructions for quite a few sizes.  Follow her measurements for making the {5" or 5.5" or 6"} size block and trim to 5.5".

Have fun making one or two or ten of these blocks using neutrals/low value/low volume fabrics for the backgrounds and bright modern fabrics for the X.  Bring them to December's meeting for a chance to go home with them all!

Happy stitching!!!

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